Aker BP hits oil and gas at Froskelar Main well offshore Norway

first_imgNorwegian oil company Aker BP has hit oil and gas at it its Froskelar Main exploration well in the North Sea offshore Norway.Scarabeo 8, Image source: SaipemThe company on Monday said that preliminary analysis indicates a gross discovery size of 45-153 million barrels oil equivalents.The Froskelår Main well, formally named exploration well 24/9-14, is located in the Alvheim area and follows the Frosk discovery from last year.The major part of the discovery is in license 869 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, while a part may straddle the UK-Norwegian border in the North Sea. The well is being drilled using the Scarabeo 8 semi-submersible drilling rig owned by Saipem.“The drilling operation will continue, and a comprehensive data collection program will be performed to determine the size and quality of the discovery. More information will be provided when this work has been completed,” Aker BP said.Aker BP is the operator and holds 60 percent interest in license 869. The partners are Lundin Norway (20 percent) and Vår Energi (20 percent).In a recent capital markets day presentation, AKER BP said it planned a high-potential 2019 exploration program with 15 prospects to be drilled, targeting net unrisked prospective resources of 500 million barrels of oil equivalents (mmboe). The company has set aside $500 million for exploration in 2019, which is an increase compared to $359 million in 2018.last_img read more

Ambrose Singer – Brookville

first_imgFriends may visit with the family on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services, officiated by Father Sean Danda will be at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Ambrose W. Singer, of Brookville, was born on February 28, 1928 at home in Fayette County, the son of Otto J. and Alice Telker Singer. He married Carol C. Dorrel on November 5, 1949 at St. Michael Church and together they raised three children and spent over 60 wonderful years working the farm. Ambrose was a self-employed trucker and retired as a foreman from Sperry Rubber. He enjoyed raising cattle and was a member of the FC Cattleman’s Association. Ambrose was also a member of St. Michael Church. Ambrose had played basketball at Springfield High School and he maintained his love for the sport as a fan of college ball. His other hobbies included motorsports, working jigsaw puzzles and watching the Reds. On Monday, January 22, 2018 at the age of 89, Ambrose passed away at his residence. Those surviving who will cherish Ambrose’s memory include his children, Becky (Brian) Suding, Michael (Beverly) Singer, and Mark (Diane) Singer, all of Brookville; grandchildren, Jeremy Singer, Bradley Suding, Jessica Rosenberger, Blake Singer, Brooke Greenwood, Travis Singer, Bill Suding, and Matthew Singer; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great, great-grandchild; one sister, Jean Kuehn; a brother-in-law, Raymond Dorrel, and a sister-in-law, Lucy Dorrel. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Carol, on March 22, 2012.center_img Memorial donations can be directed to St. Michael Church, Whitcomb United Methodist Church, the Franklin County Humane Society or to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Ambrose Singer.last_img read more

Ighalo scores in Man U friendly

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Nigerian striker, Odion Ighalo, returned with a bang as Manchester United stars battled to a four-all scoreline in a friendly at Old Trafford.The on-loan forward hit the back of the net along with Marcus Rashford, who got a brace for Team Paul Pogba against Bruno Fernandes led side. United supporters have been wondering the outcome of the squad’s intra-squad friendly at the weekend and thanks to Luke Shaw they now know.Ahead of the Premier League’s restart this month, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stepped up preparations by holding a friendly between his stars.Despite the action shots taken by photographers at the Theatre of Dreams, fans were left wondering what the actual score was.However, Shaw has revealed all – stating that the match ended 4-4 with the left back an unlikely scorer of two goals himself.“There have been a lot of different things circulating on social media and I’m happy to set the record straight: it did end 4-4 and I did score twice!” he told the club’s official website on Wednesday. “Also on my team, Bruno [Fernandes] got one and Jamo [Daniel James] got one, while, on the other team, Rashy [Marcus Rashford] got two and so did Odion [Ighalo].“To be fair, my first goal was decent. It was from a great cross by Bruno and my volley went straight in. I was happy with it. My other one was just getting forward, Juan [Mata] played it to me on the edge of the box, I took a touch and shot in.“It was quite an open game, as you can probably gather, with a lot of space, since it was the first game back.”Shaw, who was playing in the club’s away gold strip during that friendly also, welcomed the intra-squad match as it aided he and his teammates preparations for the Premier League restart.The Red Devils resume their season at top-four rivals Tottenham on June 19. “The important thing is that it’s another step forward. It’s getting more and more exciting now and we just want to get playing games,” he continued.“We’ve got a couple of in-house games at the training ground scheduled over the next few days, which will help us step things up even further before the big game next week against Spurs.”United sit fifth in the Premier League on 45 points – three behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for the final Champions League qualification spot.Tags: Bruno FernandesManchester UnitedMarcus RashfordOdion IghaloPaul Pogbalast_img read more

Title pressure won’t slow Liverpool

first_img “It highlights the confidence within the team and to do so in such a big arena (last weekend) was great. “There is no fear with young players and it is my job to remove any fear out of the game and let them go and play to a tactical plan and go and express themselves. “People of my generation and before that have known Liverpool as a world-renowned football club and I think it is great for football – not just in this country but worldwide – we are challenging for trophies. “This is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world and it is my job, along with the staff here, to push it up into those echelons of the game where it belongs.” While Liverpool’s win at Old Trafford resonated around the Premier League and beyond Rodgers insists he and his players are not getting ahead of themselves. He feels that is the best way to deal with the challenge of staying in the race for top spot. “We had a wonderful result and performance at Old Trafford but there hasn’t been any talk about winning the title,” added the Reds boss. “We are relaxed but focused. We don’t forecast or predict results in any games. “It can become pressure when you look too far ahead, we are looking to Cardiff (on Saturday) – that has been our world this week. “The pressure will be for other clubs but when you play for Liverpool there is pressure every game.” Rodgers’ mantra for the last couple of months is to focus on the immediate future and not get distracted by what may lie ahead, despite optimism being at an all-time high in the last few years. “We will speak about the run-in when it has finished at the end of the season,” said the Northern Irishman. “For me it has always been about the next game, and that might sound boring but it is the reality of where we are at. “There is no point worrying about Sunderland next Wednesday if we’ve got a massive game on Saturday at 3pm. “It is fairly straightforward. I think it is great for the supporters to dream and I think they have great pride in what they are seeing. “We have had a very good season, are second in the league, and our level of play is improving all the time but we haven’t done anything yet.” The Reds are on a 10-match unbeaten streak in the league in which they have taken 26 points from a possible 30 and amassed a goal difference of +20 for that period. They are the Premier League’s top scorers with 76 goals and in Luis Suarez (25) and Daniel Sturridge (18) they possess the two leading strikers. Their aggressive intent was evident in last weekend’s 3-0 win at Old Trafford which closed the gap on leaders Chelsea to four points with a match in hand. Momentum is behind the team and Rodgers stressed just because they were in contention for their first title in 24 years it would not have an affect on the way they played. “For us there is no change. There is no pressure. The expectancy here is to win every game,” he said. “I’ve always said the second half of the season suits us because of the nature of how we play. “We have a game based on dominance of the ball and dangerous possession and that has only increased in the second half of the season and it certainly won’t decrease. “There are not too many arenas bigger in the world than Old Trafford and last weekend it was Manchester United’s ground, it was mostly Manchester United’s supporters but it was our ball and our game and we controlled the game. “We are one of the world’s biggest clubs so when we play we play with dominance. “It is an ongoing part of our methodology. Our work without the ball to press and suffocate our opponents and with the ball to show charisma and arrogance. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists the pressure of the title race will not diminish his side’s ability to attack and dominate opponents. Press Associationlast_img read more

Mourinho hails “difficult victory”

first_img In a fixture that had looked a tricky prospect but which they controlled admirably, the Blues went 1-0 up in the second minute through John Terry’s header before wrapping up the win via Cesc Fabregas’ scuffed effort with 12 minutes remaining. Things got feisty at times, but Chelsea coped well when Stoke got physical. He said: “From my position, it looked like a red card, but I don’t know. “What I know is that if it was a bad tackle, it was the only one – the game was clean. It was aggressive, but good – the referee kept it under control and the players were fair. “There were good fights, physicality, lots of duels, but I think the game was perfectly clean and correct. “So if it was a red card, it was an isolated action.” Mouriho felt Hazard, who set up Fabregas’ goal, had been “fantastic” and added: “There was one action that showed clearly for me what he (Hazard) is. “Bardsley was injured and Eden, a few minutes after being tackled that way, is the one who puts the ball out. I wouldn’t do it to a guy who kicked me a few minutes before!” Mourinho also had praise for centre-back Terry, who scored his first Premier League goal since December 2013 and has now netted in 15 consecutive top-flight seasons. The manager said of his captain: “When he is on the pitch he is always a threat. “But more important for me than the goal is the way he is playing this season, again. “When I came here (in the summer of 2013) he was a bit in trouble, his career was a bit up and down and he was not playing regularly for Chelsea. “Now in the last two years he is playing every game, and for me he is at the same level from 2004-2007 when I was here (as manager before). “I think he adapts well to our training methodology – it’s a good way for a person with his body type to feel sharp and fast and in good condition. After that it’s happiness. “When you’re happy and confident it’s easier in any job. “He knows the way I trust him, and he feels confident and happy and he’s playing very well.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes, whose side are 13th, felt they had applied themselves well after conceding Terry’s header. Hughes said: “It was the worst possible start for us – the one thing you don’t want to do is concede early to a top-quality side like Chelsea. “But credit to us, I thought we stuck at it and kept probing. “It was difficult, because Chelsea were happy to protect the initial lead – they are quite able to take the sting out of games, which comes from experience. “We had to deal with that and be mindful of them threatening too, but they didn’t have too many chances. “Then we had a decent period second half, but in the end they had a little bit of quality enabling them to get the second goal. That took the game away from us.” Hughes confirmed Potters striker Peter Crouch had come off due to a neck problem he is hopeful will not keep him out of their Boxing Day trip to Everton, while it remains to be seen if Hazard can play against West Ham that day after he was substituted late on with an apparent ankle injury. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hailed a victory he felt meant “more than just the three points” after his side saw off Stoke 2-0 at the Britannia Stadium to secure the Barclays Premier League Christmas number one spot. And the Portuguese, whose table-toppers will spend Christmas three points clear of second-placed Manchester City, said: “To win here, we had to play a very good game. “We did it because we adapted well to their style of play. When they had the ball, we adapted well to them. When we had the ball, we tried not to lose our identity. “Obviously to score a goal at the beginning is important, but not so much in this stadium because Stoke are always strong and the crowd is always behind them. The team are mentally strong, they believe and they have good players. “So it was a very difficult victory. It is a victory that means a bit more than just the three points, because to win here, you need to show more than just your quality. “The players coped well – our creative players were not afraid to try to create, and our defensive players were very solid. “Only with a great team performance is it possible to be successful against Stoke.” One particular moment of physicality came early on when Stoke defender Phil Bardsley put in a rash tackle on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard, the Potters man appearing perhaps somewhat lucky to only be punished with a yellow card. Mourinho suggested Bardsley should have been sent off, but stressed he felt the match overall, while “aggressive”, had been fair. Press Associationlast_img read more

Gov. DeSantis Extends Ban on Evictions, Foreclosures Until June 2

first_imgFlorida renters who have been expecting to be evicted on May 17 are getting a two-week reprieve.Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that he is extending a moratorium on evictions and foreclosures that he signed in an executive order at the beginning of the pandemic on April 2. The extension ends on June 2.The executive order prohibits landlords from evicting tenants who are unable to pay their rent due to coronavirus. Additionally, lenders cannot foreclose on homes.Democratic Sen. Gary Farmer, of Fort Lauderdale, supported the measure. He tweeted after Thursday’s announcement:Thank you, Governor. @FloridaClerks here you go, extended until June 2. STOP ACCEPTING FILINGS, it causes confusion & fear & unnecessary stress to those who are already suffering. https://t.co/p3gae1wPpu— Senator Gary Farmer (@FarmerForFLSen) May 14, 2020 Sen. Farmer also appealed to the governor to help provide unemployment benefits to all who have been trying to obtain them:Thank you @GovRonDeSantis for hearing us & extending protections for struggling Floridians. Now, please consider paying ALL unemployment claims…system is irreparably broken for now, and Floridians need immediate help. https://t.co/yMIk28ZjYu— Senator Gary Farmer (@FarmerForFLSen) May 14, 2020 He added that several clerks of court continue to make foreclosure and eviction filings and to issue summonses, thereby violating DeSantis’ executive order.More than 1.9 million unemployed workers had filed for unemployment benefits in the state as of Wednesday, while only 711,896 have actually received payments, according to the state Department of Economic Opportunity.Meanwhile, Francesca Radabaugh, executive director of the Delray Beach-based South East Florida Apartment Association, which represents local landlords, is calling for rent payment assistance from local, state or federal governments. “Eviction restrictions, while well intended, do not address the root cause of the problem — an individual’s inability to pay rent,” she said in an email.last_img read more

Jordan Fredericks further separates himself as primary RB for Syracuse

first_img Published on October 11, 2015 at 11:13 am Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse TAMPA, Fla. — Syracuse trailed by three touchdowns in the third quarter and its comeback window was shrinking with every snap. After a defensive holding penalty pushed the Orange to South Florida’s 30-yard line, freshman quarterback Eric Dungey scrambled left into a wall of Bulls pass rushers. He had gone through his downfield reads and nothing was open. His remaining options included scrambling to his right, throwing the ball away or checking down with a screen pass to freshman Jordan Fredericks. Dungey went with Fredericks, and the running back took it from there.“That was sick,” SU hybrid Ervin Philips said of the play that followed. “It definitely could be on ESPN.”Fredericks caught the screen, juked inside past one defender, spun around another, made one more fake, then ran past the rest of the USF defense into the end zone. The play was Syracuse’s (3-2, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) offensive highlight in a disappointing 45-24 loss to South Florida (2-3, 0-1 American Athletic) at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday. It was also further confirmation that Fredericks, in his first collegiate season, is the Orange’s best option at running back. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn total, Fredericks carried the ball four times for 16 yards and caught two passes for 38 yards — his primary plays being that touchdown catch and a third-down conversion out of the Wildcat formation. But George Morris gained just 7 yards on five carries and Devante McFarlane, SU’s first-string running back on its Week 5 depth chart, didn’t touch the ball. Fredericks again stood out with his downhill running style and ability to make defenders miss, which has made him the Orange’s primary late-game ball carrier through five games. On the season, Fredericks leads Syracuse with 236 rushing yards on 42 attempts and his two rushing touchdowns are tied with Dungey for most on the team. Most telling, he has significantly more carries than Morris’ 31 and McFarlane’s 21. “I saw Dungey in a scramble and he just checked down to me,” Fredericks said of his 30-yard touchdown catch, which was also the first reception of his college career. “After that, I just thought about the end zone and ran to it. Everything that happened just happened. It’s all instinct.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

GVC report reveals increase in charitable contributions

first_imgShare Related Articles GVC Holdings has revealed that it has increased its ‘cash and in-kind contributions towards responsible gambling charities’ during 2019.Publishing its 2019-20 CSR Report, the betting group revealed that cash and in-kind contributions to charities increased from £2.51 million in 2018 up to £3.61 million in 2019.The report read: “Having already doubled our investment into research, education and treatment (“RET”) of gambling-related harm in 2019 to 0.2% of UK Gross Gaming Revenue (“GGR”) in 2019 (c.£4m), we led the industry as the first operator to commit to a 10-fold increase by 2022 (equivalent to £20m per year at current rates). We were delighted when four other major UK operators followed this lead in July 2019, pledging a similar increase.“To add longevity, independence and professionalism to our RET investments, we have launched the GVC Global Foundation, which will coordinate and support GVC’s donations.”Promoting itself as a socially responsible operator, GVC also highlighted its role in the roll-out of the ‘whistle to whistle’ ban which came into effect in August 2019.It added: “GVC has led the industry bringing about the introduction of a ‘whistle-to-whistle’ ban on sports-betting broadcast advertising in the UK. This came into effect in August 2019. The Group also unilaterally ended all UK football shirt sponsorship and perimeter board advertising and has encouraged others in the industry to follow suit.“We donated our shirt sponsorship rights for both Charlton Athletic and Sunderland AFC to our charity partner, Children with Cancer UK, while sponsorship assets in the Scottish Professional Football League and with a number of high-profile English clubs for the 2019/20 season were given over to support GambleAware’s ‘Bet Regret’ campaign.”Notably, GVC also recorded a drop in the number of self-exclusion requests during 2019, reporting a 55.9% year-on-year decline in self-exclusion requests from 334,765 in 2018 to 147,473.The operator emphasised that ‘the decrease in self exclusions in 2019 was driven by greater use of new account management tools enabling our players to set their own play limits as well as earlier interventions from our RG teams’.Customer interactions relating to problem gambling also fell from 1.12 million to 1.07 million in 2019. Meanwhile, customer complaints increased by 66.9% to 22,543 for the year, though complaints specifically regarding a gambling transaction were down 13.8% to 2,388. GVC hires ‘comms pro’ Tessa Curtis to re-energise media profile August 25, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 GVC absorbs retail shocks as business recalibrates for critical H2 trading August 13, 2020last_img read more

Odell Beckham Jr., Baker Mayfield make Browns must-see TV for NFL’s broadcast partners

first_imgTIMELINE: How the Browns transformed so quicklyDon’t be surprised if the NFL pencils in the Browns for a nationally televised season-opener when the league releases its schedule this spring. And if they win games, look for the Browns to appear frequently in the late slot of afternoon doubleheaders.This is not to say we will be seeing the Browns every week. The most popular teams can play in five prime-time games. Up to three teams can be flexed into a sixth appearance on “Sunday Night Football.” So the Browns can appear in a max of six prime-time games. Here is a sentence I never thought I would write: The NFL’s TV partners are fighting like cats and dogs for the right to televise Browns games this coming season.With the Giants having traded all-world wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland, the Browns — yes, the Browns — have instantly become one of the most desired draws by NFL TV partners NBC, CBS, FOX, ESPN and NFL Network. The teaming of the 26-year-old Beckham with Baker Mayfield, Cleveland’s charismatic, 23-year-old quarterback, makes the Browns must-see TV. If they live up to their billing, look for them to make nationally televised appearances across NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” and FOX/NFL Network’s “Thursday Night Football” in 2019.MORE: Plotting a roadmap for Giants’ rebuild post-OBJ tradeNBC Sports’ “Sunday Night Football” has reigned as TV’s No. 1 prime-time show for eight straight seasons. “The Browns are certainly a team on the rise and, like everyone else, we’re excited to see what the NFL will do with them in primetime,” wrote an NBC spokesman.The sad-sack Browns previously had been exiled to local TV siberia. But Mayfield brought excitement as the No. 1 overall pick in 2018, and the Browns last season appeared on two nationally televised games on NFL Network.center_img They delivered. Mayfield’s dramatic debut against the Jets (and No. 3 overall pick Sam Darnold) in Week 3 was the highest-rated TNF game in nearly three years.Typically, the most sought-after NFL teams by TV networks are the Cowboys, Steelers, Packers, Patriots and Giants; the clubs with loyal national fan bases and the teams that draw the highest ratings. Now Tony Romo of CBS and Cris Collinsworth of NBC might want to look into waterfront condos on the mistake by the lake.The Browns are already being discussed as Super Bowl contenders. If their offense with Beckham, Mayfield, running back Nick Chubb and receiver Jarvis Landry lives up to expectations, then football TV viewers will get to see more Browns games than the amount showed during the days of Bernie Kosar.last_img read more

Raptors’ Danny Green on potential White House visit: ‘Hard no’

first_imgRaptors to the White House?”To put it politely, I think it’s a hard no.” – @DGreen_14 pic.twitter.com/do6vyQa7O7— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) June 22, 2019Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau already has extended an invite to the Raptors to visit Parliament Hill in Ottawa, though the details are still being worked out. Trudeau, who was in Washington earlier this week, asked Trump about inviting the Raptors to the White House. “We thought about that. That’s an interesting question,” Trump said (per USA Today). “… That was a great job by a great team, so we’ll think about that. If they’d like to do it, we’ll think about that.”Green added: “I’m sure he’s going to take his invite back now. If we do decide, he’s going to be like, ‘Well, I didn’t invite them anyway.’ That’s fine.” “I just don’t think that we accept,” Green said. “And I try to respect everybody in every field that they do regardless of how crazy things are. But he makes it really hard. He makes it very, very tough to respect how he goes about things and does things.”To put it politely, I think it’s a hard no.” Related News Even if the Raptors were invited to visit President Donald Trump at the White house, Raptors’ Danny Green doesn’t think the team would accept the invitation. After helping Toronto win its first NBA title in franchise history, Green was pressed during an appearance on Yahoo Sports’ “Inside The Green Room” about whether he would make the trip to the White House if the Raptors were to be invited. Toronto mayor begs Raptors fans to leave Kawhi Leonard alone ahead of free agency There is precedent for a team from Canada celebrating in Washington, D.C. after taking home a title in their respective league. The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1992 and visited with President George H. W. Bush that December. The Blue Jays, however, repeated as champions one year later and did not travel to the United States capital.Raptors president Masai Ujiri hinted the team was unlikely to visit the White House during Trump’s presidency at a press conference in 2017. “When we win a championship, we’ll deal with that issue,” Ujiri said at the time. “I think we get to go to two White Houses, right? If we win a championship, hopefully one day, I think we’ll be fine with Trudeau.”last_img read more